Pokemon GO: Mew code in game

Pokemon GO: Mew code in game

Since Pokemon GO launched with the first 250 monsters, trainers across the planet have anticipated the launch of Mew. The first official teaser for the game - after the April Fools Day joke - showed Mewtwo, so surely the game would also contain a Mew. Today we're having a peek at what it'll take for Niantic to release this super duper legendary Pokemon into the wild.

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Nintendo Switch: Watch today’s Direct Mini right here

Nintendo Switch: Watch today’s Direct Mini right here

Earlier this morning, Nintendo held a shorter-than-usual Direct Mini broadcast that announced a bunch of games for the Nintendo Switch. We've already covered some of the Direct's big reveals - such as incoming DLC for Super Mario Odyssey and the announcement of two more Wii U ports for the Switch - but there was so much more aside from those. When you think about it, it's pretty impressive that Nintendo managed to pack so many announcements into a mere 14 minute presentation.

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Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa

Google mulls Assistant shopping in war with Alexa

The Google Assistant could echo Amazon's Alexa in selling products and services by voice, insiders claim, with the search giant hunting ways to close the gap between the smart speaker technologies. Google's presence at CES 2018 this week has been considerable, buying out much of the advertising space on the strip and around the Consumer Electronics Show convention centers, and setting up shop in a sizable tent to demonstrate its Assistant's prowess.

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Ripple price leaps on MoneyGram Alibaba news (XRP BTC)

Ripple price leaps on MoneyGram Alibaba news (XRP BTC)

This morning Ripple announced a partnership with MoneyGram. The two companies will team up to bring XRP technology to payment flows. This move was announced to "allows MoneyGram to solve the age-old liquidity issue most financial institutions face while saving time and money." This announcement came on the heels of a cancellation of a MoneyGram sale to online sales giant Alibaba's Ant Financial.

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Nintendo Switch is getting two more Wii U ports

Nintendo Switch is getting two more Wii U ports

The Nintendo Switch had an excellent 2017, which was driven in part by Nintendo's focus on putting a bunch of first-party franchises on the console early. Part of the way Nintendo achieved this was by porting games from the Wii U over to the Switch, as it did with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokken Tournament DX. We learned today that Nintendo is going to continue this trend of porting old Wii U games over to the Switch, as it announced two more games today during its Direct Mini broadcast.

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iPhone battery replacements delayed as Apple runs out

iPhone battery replacements delayed as Apple runs out

Apple's battery replacement program has run into a stock crisis, with new batteries for some iPhone models unlikely to be available until the start of Q2 2018 in the aftermath of the iOS slowdown controversy. The company had announced it would be cutting the cost of replacing a battery to $29 on select iPhones, after admitting it had added code to iOS that would quietly slow down processing in cases where the device's battery was degraded by age or environmental conditions.

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Bitcoin price biffed in South Korea news bungle (BTC USD)

Bitcoin price biffed in South Korea news bungle (BTC USD)

Bitcoin price became volatile this morning as news from South Korea implied trading of all cryptocurrencies would be banned outright. The reality of the situation soon became clear: regulators in South Korea were only saying they were "considering" a ban in an effort to "cool down" the current cryptocurrency trading boom going on in the country (and indeed worldwide.) In reality, as you might already well know, there's no real way to "ban" the trade of Bitcoin, save the outright banning of all human beings from access to the free and open internet.

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Google could turn the next Pixel’s touchscreen into a speaker

Google could turn the next Pixel’s touchscreen into a speaker

Google has snapped up the tech to make full-screen smartphones without an iPhone X style notch, using the touchscreen itself as a speaker. As phone manufacturers hunt ways to make even greater percentages of the front of their devices display, the trend has forced some creative thinking around how to accommodate the other components that would traditionally be found in the bezels.

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Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch heading for release

Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch heading for release

One of the most surprising announcements to come out of today's Direct Mini features a game that most of us probably never expected to see on a Nintendo console. Nintendo revealed that Dark Souls: Remastered is on the way for the Switch, bringing the immensely popular series to Nintendo hardware for the first time. We're not sure why you'd want to subject yourself to Dark Souls' brutal gameplay a second time, but hey, now you can do it on the go.

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2019 Honda Insight hybrid ousts Civic Hybrid for upscale EV

2019 Honda Insight hybrid ousts Civic Hybrid for upscale EV

Honda has revealed the replacement to the Civic Hybrid, with the 2019 Honda Insight breaking cover ahead of the Detroit auto show next week. The brand new twin-motor car revives the long-standing Insight name, with Honda aiming to slot the hybrid into its range above the Civic as a more premium compact option.

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

After days of dropping hints via Twitter, Nintendo finally delivered a new Direct Mini presentation this morning. The Direct Mini is in a different format than we're used to, as there's no human presenter and the whole presentation is wrapped up in about 15 minutes. Still, it packed in plenty of information about upcoming Switch games and new content for existing ones, revealing that Super Mario Odyssey will be getting new content next month.

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The Best of CES 2018

The Best of CES 2018

Big TVs, self-driving cars, slick laptops, and more smart home gadgetry than your WiFi can handle. CES 2018 brings the latest, greatest, (and often the oddest) technology to Las Vegas every year, and each year we pick our favorite products for our big "Best in Show" awards. Some are from huge companies that are already household names; others are the ambitious first-attempts of new startups hoping to make an outsized splash. What links them all is the idea that we think they have real potential. Read on for the full list...

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